Okay I’ve had several experiments on baking whole wheat bread, but this one has become a classic for us! We haven’t bought bread from bakeries for about 6 months (Wow!) as we love homemade version more, and we know what it contains when we make it home.
Bread has a significant place in Turkish cuisine and no Turk gets full without bread. However, people are used to eating white bread and almost all bakery shops make it with white flour. Whole wheat bread is becoming popular these days though. The craziness of homemade version started last summer. We were sick of looking for whole wheat bread at markets as we couldn’t find it any time we wanted. Glad that we couldn’t.
Friends can’t believe when I tell them we never buy bread and we always make it at home. “How can you save time for it?” they ask. It may not sound easy to make it always at home if you are a working woman. But believe me it’s become a piece of cake for me after some practising. I can easily bake it even when I come late from work, even when I’m tired. The recipe itself is so simple and easy with few steps; mix everything, wait to rise, shape and bake! What’s more, it’s definitely fun to make it, you can add any nuts or fruits or herbs you like to make a change each time. My new motto: If you want to eat healthy and tasty bread, bake it yourself! It may not look as attractive as bakery version, but it tastes as good, even better.
You may also want to see the Whole Bread With Carrot and Walnut I wrote before.